Friday, December 07, 2007

Day 288 - 150.6 What a difference a year makes

I am a completely different person now than I was a year ago.

Last year if I'd had a night all to myself, I'd have had a fast food dinner, gone to see a movie, eaten popcorn and chocolate covered peanuts (Goobers are my favorite movie candy), and maybe even had some ice cream on the way home.

This past Wednesday when Mark took the kids and I had a free night, I went to a 60 minute Pilates class, then ran 3.1 miles, then got a skinny Latte and Christmas shopped. I felt like such a super star after 96 minutes of exercise.

A sugar rush just does not compare to an endorphin rush.

Yesterday was nuts--we are getting ready for our office's Holiday open house which is today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. You're all invited! =)-- but I still made it to the gym for 3.1 miles on the treadmill. It was C-O-L-D and dreary and I was not in the mood to fight the elements. So the treadmill it was. I walked the entire first mile, but then kicked it up a notch and even ran .5 miles at 9:30 and .2 miles at 8:57. I was smokin' it.

Tomorrow is 8 Miles on the 8th, Non Runner Nancy's virtual race. I am hoping desperately this rainy weather skips us, otherwise I'll be running on an inside track & treadmill. I may take a movie with me if I have to run inside; we're back in the gym (after the fire this summer--it's not all done but the fitness center is back up) where the treadmills all have TV's and DVD players. Either way, it will be an early morning run since I have to leave to pick up the kiddos at my mom's by 10:30 a.m. (they are spending the night with her since we have the open house). And it will also be the first time I've run 8 miles. Should be interesting.

Here's the pic of Mark & me that turned out so well. I will catch up on your blogs this weekend. I miss you guys. Have a healthy and happy Saturday & Sunday.


Non-Runner Nancy said...

Good for you for the last year.

Great pic.

Happy 8!!

Jess said...

Great pic -- you two are a handsome couple.

Tigerlilly said...

Awwww.. you guys have great smiles. What a cute couple!

Your day off sounded wonderful.. and fun!! Mine will be tomorrow, whether Hubby knows it or not! LOL

Have a great 8 tomorrow!!

Marcy said...

Whoooooo Momma!! 96 minutes of exercise?!?!? AWESOME!!!

You both look FABULOUS!!! Love the pic!